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Charley Chase (I) (1893–1940)

While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he's highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of silent comedy. Chase (real name Charles Parrott) was born in Maryland, USA, in 1893. After a brief career in vaudeville, burlesque, and musical comedy he appeared with Al... See full bio »

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Known For

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 1940 His Bridal Fright (Short)
 1940 South of the Boudoir (Short)
Charley Chase
 1940 The Heckler (Short)
 1939 The Awful Goof (Short)
 1939 Teacher's Pest (Short)
Charley Chase
 1939 Skinny the Moocher (Short)
Charley Chase
 1939 Rattling Romeo (Short)
Charley Chase
 1939 The Chump Takes a Bump (Short)
Charley Chase
 1939 The Sap Takes a Wrap (Short)
 1938 Pie a la Maid (Short)
 1938 A Nag in the Bag (Short)
Radio Racetrack Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Nightshirt Bandit (Short)
Professor Chase
 1938 Many Sappy Returns (Short)
Charley Chase
 1938 The Mind Needer (Short)
Charley Chase
 1938 Time Out for Trouble (Short)
 1937 Man Bites Lovebug (Short)
Charles Clayfoot Chase
 1937 The Big Squirt (Short)
Charley Chase
 1937 Calling All Doctors (Short)
Charley Chase
 1937 The Wrong Miss Wright (Short)
Charley Chase
 1937 From Bad to Worse (Short)
Charley Chase
 1937 The Grand Hooter (Short)
Charley Chase
 1937 Hollywood Party (Short)
Charley Chan Chase - Co-Host (uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Dr. J. Willoughby Klum
 1936 Neighborhood House
Charley Chase
 1936 On the Wrong Trek (Short)
Charley Chase
 1936 Vamp Till Ready (Short)
 1936 The Count Takes the Count (Short)
Charley Chase
 1935 Public Ghost #1 (Short)
Charley Chase
 1935 Life Hesitates at 40 (Short)
Charley Chase
 1935 Manhattan Monkey Business (Short)
Charley aka Francois
 1935 Nurse to You! (Short)
 1935 The Four Star Boarder (Short)
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Colonel Charley Chase / Pappy Chase
 1935 Poker at Eight (Short)
 1935 Okay Toots! (Short)
Charley Chase
 1934 The Chases of Pimple Street (Short)
Charley Chase
 1934 Fate's Fathead (Short)
Charley Chase
 1934 You Said a Hatful! (Short)
Charley Chase
 1934 Something Simple (Short)
 1934 It Happened One Day (Short)
Charley Chase
 1934 Another Wild Idea (Short)
 1934 I'll Take Vanilla (Short)
 1934 Four Parts (Short)
Charley / Hal / Henry / ...
 1934 The Cracked Ice Man (Short)
Charley Chase
 1933 Sons of the Desert
 1933 Luncheon at Twelve (Short)
Charley Chase
 1933 Midsummer Mush (Short)
 1933 Sherman Said It (Short)
 1933 Arabian Tights (Short)
 1933 His Silent Racket (Short)
Charley Chase
 1933 Nature in the Wrong (Short)
Charley Chase
 1933 Fallen Arches (Short)
Charley Chase
 1932 Mr. Bride (Short)
 1932 Now We'll Tell One (Short)
Charley Chase
 1932 Girl Grief (Short)
 1932 Young Ironsides (Short)
 1932 First in War (Short)
Sgt. Chase
 1932 In Walked Charley (Short)
Mr. Chase
 1932 The Nickel Nurser (Short)
Charley Chase
 1932 The Tabasco Kid (Short)
Charley / Francisco Murietta
 1931 Hasty Marriage (Short)
Charley Chase
 1931 What a Bozo! (Short)
Charley Chase
 1931 Skip the Maloo! (Short)
Duke Chase
 1931 The Panic Is On (Short)
Charley Chase
 1931 One of the Smiths (Short)
Charley Chase / Zeb Smith Jr.
 1931 Rough Seas (Short)
Pvt. Charley Chase
 1931 Monerías
 1931 Little Daddy (Short)
Chubby (singing voice)
 1931 La señorita de Chicago (Short)
Carlos Chase
 1931 The Pip from Pittsburg (Short)
Charley Chase
 1931 El alma de la fiesta
 1931 Thundering Tenors (Short)
Charles A. Chase
 1930 High C's (Short)
Sgt. Charles Augustus Chase
 1930 Una cana al aire (Short)
Carlos Chase
 1930 Looser Than Loose (Short)
 1930 ¡Huye, faldas! (Short)
Carlos Chase
 1930 Dollar Dizzy (Short)
Charley Chase
 1930 Locuras de amor
 1930 Girl Shock (Short)
 1930 Timide malgré lui (Short)
 1930 Fast Work (Short)
 1930 Fifty Million Husbands (Short)
Charley Chase
 1930 El jugador de golf (Short)
 1930 All Teed Up (Short)
Mr. Chase
 1930 Whispering Whoopee (Short)
 1930 The Real McCoy (Short)
 1929 Great Gobs (Short)
Charley - 1st Sailor
 1929 Stepping Out (Short)
 1929 Crazy Feet (Short)
 1929 Snappy Sneezer (Short)
 1929 Modern Love
John Jones
 1929 Leaping Love (Short)
Charley Chase
 1929 The Big Squawk (Short)
 1929 Movie Night (Short)
Charley Chase
 1929 Thin Twins (Short)
 1929 Loud Soup (Short)
Charley Chase
 1929 Off to Buffalo (Short)
Charley Chase
 1929 Ruby Lips (Short)
 1928 Chasing Husbands (Short)
 1928 The Booster (Short)
 1928 All Parts (Short)
 1928 Is Everybody Happy? (Short)
 1928 Imagine My Embarrassment (Short)
 1928 The Fight Pest (Short)
 1928 Limousine Love (Short)
Charley - The Groom
 1928 Aching Youth (Short)
 1928 The Family Group (Short)
 1928 All for Nothing (Short)
 1927 Never the Dames Shall Meet (Short)
 1927 Assistant Wives (Short)
Charley - the Husband
 1927 Us (Short)
 1927 The Way of All Pants (Short)
 1927 Call of the Cuckoo (Short)
Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
 1927 Now I'll Tell One (Short)
 1927 The Lighter That Failed (Short)
 1927 The Sting of Stings (Short)
 1927 What Women Did for Me (Short)
 1927 The Glorious Fourth (Short)
Top Hat inebriate
 1927 Fluttering Hearts (Short)
 1927 Bigger and Better Blondes (Short)
 1927 Forgotten Sweeties (Short)
 1927 A One Mama Man (Short)
Willie Shoemaker / Count Tosky
 1927 Are Brunettes Safe? (Short)
The Newspaper Columnist / Bud Gordon
 1927 Many Scrappy Returns (Short)
 1926 There Ain't No Santa Claus (Short)
Gibert Chase
 1926 Be Your Age (Short)
Charley - the Bashful Clerk
 1926 Tell 'Em Nothing (Short)
Gladstone, The Great Lover
 1926 Bromo and Juliet (Short)
 1926 Crazy Like a Fox (Short)
Charley Wilson - the Groom
 1926 Merry Widower (Short)
Hobo in Oyster Bar (uncredited)
 1926 Thundering Fleas (Short)
Mustachioed wedding guest
 1926 Mighty Like a Moose (Short)
Mr. Moose - The Husband
 1926 Long Fliv the King (Short)
Charles Chase
 1926 Hard Boiled (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1926 Mum's the Word (Short)
Charley - the Son
 1926 Dog Shy (Short)
 1926 Mama Behave (Short)
Charles Chase / Jim Chase
 1926 Charley My Boy! (Short)
Charley Chase
 1925 Is Marriage Goofy
 1925 His Wooden Wedding (Short)
The Groom
 1925 The Uneasy Three (Short)
The Crook
 1925 The Caretaker's Daughter (Short)
The Young Married Man
 1925 No Father to Guide Him (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1925 Innocent Husbands (Short)
 1925 Isn't Life Terrible? (Short)
Charley - The Husband
 1925 What Price Goofy? (Short)
James Jamison
 1925 Looking for Sally (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1925 Big Red Riding Hood (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1925 Bad Boy (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1925 Is Marriage the Bunk? (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1925 Hard Boiled (Short)
 1925 Should Husbands Be Watched? (Short)
Jamison Jump
 1925 Plain and Fancy Girls (Short)
 1925 The Family Entrance (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1925 Fighting Fluid (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1925 Hello Baby! (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1925 The Rat's Knuckles (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Just a Real Good Car (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 The Royal Razz (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 The Poor Fish (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1924 All Wet (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1924 Accidental Accidents (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Bungalow Boobs (Short)
Jimmy Jump - The Newlywed Husband
 1924 Too Many Mammas (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Sittin' Pretty (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Outdoor Pajamas (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Why Men Work (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Sweet Daddy (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Seeing Nellie Home (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 A Ten-Minute Egg (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Why Husbands Go Mad (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Jeffries Jr. (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Jubilo, Jr. (Short)
 1924 Stolen Goods (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Young Oldfield (Short)
Jimmy Jump (as Charlie Chase)
 1924 Position Wanted (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1924 April Fool (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Publicity Pays (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 The King of Wild Horses
Boyd Fielding (as Charles Parrott)
 1924 Don't Forget (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 The Fraidy Cat (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Love's Detour (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1924 Hard Knocks (Short)
Jimmie Jump
 1924 The Perfect Lady (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Powder and Smoke (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 Just a Minute (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 One of the Family (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1924 At First Sight (Short)
Jimmy Jump
 1923 Her Dangerous Path
Glen Harper (as Charles Parrott)
 1923 Jack Frost (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1923 Sold at Auction! (Short)
Customer (uncredited)
 1922 The Stone Age (Short)
 1922 The Dumb-Bell (Short)
Actor wearing top hat
 1922 The Movies (Short) (as Charles Parrott)
 1921 The Hustler (Short)
 1921/I Blue Sunday (Short)
 1921/II Big Game (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1921 His Best Girl (Short)
 1920 Mystic Mush (Short) (as Charles Parrott)
 1920 The Nickel Snatcher (Short)
Cameo (uncredited)
 1920 Way Out West (Short)
Grizzled Gambler (uncredited)
 1920 When Spirits Move (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 Moonshine (Short)
Scorekeeper / Revenue Officer (uncredited)
 1920 April Fool (Short) (as Charles Parrott)
 1920 Married to Order (Short)
The Suitor
 1920 Kids Is Kids (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1920 Live and Learn (Short)
 1920 Italian Love (Short)
 1920 Don't Rock the Boat (Short)
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1920 Why Go Home? (Short)
 1919 All at Sea (Short)
 1919 Her Tender Feet (Short)
 1919 Ship Ahoy (Short)
Henchman (uncredited)
 1919 Rolling Stone (Short)
Bearded anarchist (uncredited)
 1918 He's in Again (Short)
Piano Player (as Charles Parrott)
 1918 Hello Trouble (Short)
 1918 Playmates (Short)
Dope fiend (as Charles Parrott)
 1917 Chased Into Love (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1915 His Father's Footsteps (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 A Favorite Fool (Short)
The Circus Spieler (as Charles Parrott)
 1915 A Versatile Villain (Short)
Pete - Assistant Baggage Clerk
 1915 He Wouldn't Stay Down (Short)
The False Friend (as Charles Parrot)
 1915 Love, Loot and Crash (Short)
Harold, Dora's Suitor
 1915 The Rent Jumpers (Short)
A Young Boarder
 1915 Droppington's Devilish Deed (Short)
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1915 Settled at the Seaside (Short)
Boyfriend (as Charles Parrot)
 1915 A One Night Stand (Short)
Audience Spectator (uncredited)
 1915 Fatty's Faithful Fido (Short)
Fight Spectator / Man at the Dance (uncredited)
 1915 That Little Band of Gold (Short)
Ticket Box Man / Man in Front Row (uncredited)
 1915 Love in Armor (Short)
The Suitor
 1915 A Lucky Leap (Short)
Lizzie's Boy Friend (as Charles Parrot)
 1915 Peanuts and Bullets (Short)
The Accordian Player Boarder (as Charles Parrott)
 1915 Colored Villainy (Short)
The Traveler (as Charles Parrot)
 1915 Love, Speed and Thrills (Short)
Cop (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 Hash House Mashers (Short)
The Star Boarder (as Charles Parrot)
 1915 Only a Farmer's Daughter (Short)
The Artist (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 Fatty's Magic Pants (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1914 Ambrose's First Falsehood (Short)
Ambrose's Buddy
 1914/I The Plumber (Short)
Bystander (uncredited)
 1914 Other People's Business (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Leading Lizzie Astray (Short)
Cafe Patron - In from the Mines
 1914 The Noise of Bombs (Short)
3rd Desperado (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 How Heroes Are Made (Short)
The Boy Friend's Chum (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Detective in Movie Theatre (uncredited)
 1914 His Musical Career (Short)
Piano Store Manager
 1914 'Curses!' They Remarked (Short)
 1914 Cursed by His Beauty (Short)
The Art Teacher (as Charles Parrott)
 1914 Gentlemen of Nerve (Short)
Spectator at Entrance (uncredited)
 1914 Dough and Dynamite (Short)
Customer at Table (uncredited)
 1914 Stout Hearts But Weak Knees (Short)
Faro Bill (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 The Love Thief (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Dash, Love and Splash (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Zip, the Dodger (Short)
Customer in Second Group (uncredited)
 1914 The Anglers (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Those Love Pangs (Short)
Movie Patron (uncredited)
 1914 Hello, Mabel (Short)
Mabel's Boss (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 He Loved the Ladies (Short)
The Husband's Pal (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 Mabel's Blunder (Short)
Billy Bronx - Harry's Friend
 1914 The Rounders (Short)
Diner (uncredited)
 1914 His New Profession (Short)
Nephew (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 Her Last Chance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914/I The Masquerader (Short)
Actor (uncredited)
 1914 Those Country Kids (Short)
Cop (uncredited)
 1914 Such a Cook (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 A Coat's Tale (Short)
The Tramp (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 Soldiers of Misfortune (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Great Toe Mystery (Short)
Gussie Birdie: The Shoe Clerk (uncredited)
 1914 Mabel's New Job (Short)
Boarder (as Charles Parrot)
 1914 Love and Salt Water (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Sophie of the Films #4 (Short)
 1914 A Gambling Rube (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Mabel's Busy Day (Short)
Spectator (uncredited)
 1914 The Knockout (Short)
Spectator (uncredited)
 1914 Mabel at the Wheel (Short)
Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1914 Across the Hall (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Director (174 credits)
Show Show Writer (37 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (38 credits)
Show Show Producer (26 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1953) He acted in John Kenley's play, "Sassy Little Lassie," in a Kenley Players production in Lakewood Park Theatre in Barnesville, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 19 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charles Chase | Charlie Chase | Charles Parrot | Charles Parrott | Charley Parrott


6' (1.83 m)


Bebe Eltinge  (his death)  (2 children)

Did You Know?


Confined to obscurity for many years, Chase is now best known for supporting Laurel and Hardy in "Sons of the Desert.". See more »


Dapper moustache and expression of flustered embarrassment, similar to, but never copied from, his good friend Oliver Hardy.


Charles Parrot

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